Technology and Society in the Modern World
General Catalog Course Title:
Technology and Society in the Modern World
Terms Offered:
Spring 2014
Spring 2013
Spring 2011

What drives technological change? How does technology transfer across different cultures? These and other related questions are examined using historical case studies of productive, military, domestic, information, and biomedical technologies from 1700 to the present. The aim of the course is for students to learn about how technology affects social change and, especially, how technological change is invariably shaped by historical and social circumstances.

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